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Bach Festival Society Concert on 'Nationalism in Music' to Include Lecture to Discuss Current Events, 4/27
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2014

Winter Park, FL -- The Bach Festival Society of Winter Park is pleased to present a talk by Dr. Mayhill Fowler on Sunday, April 27, 2014, at 1:00pm in the Bush Auditorium on the Rollins College campus. The event is free and open to the public. (more...)

Ad Astra Singers, NOTUS and UC Berkeley Chamber Singers Join Forces for DCINY Concert at Carnegie Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2014

Three innovative choral ensembles, all specializing in exciting new music, take the stage tonight, March 21 at 8:00pm for the next concert in DCINY's Distinguished Concerts Artist Series at Weill Recital Hall. The three vocal ensembles include the Ad Astra Singers, a professional choir from Wichita, Kansas; NOTUS, Indiana University's Contemporary Vocal Ensemble; and the UC Berkeley Chamber Singers. (more...)

LA Master Chorale Pays Tribute to Morten Lauridsen With All-Lauridsen Concert, Film Screening Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2014

The Los Angeles Master Chorale (LAMC) continues its epic 50th Anniversary Season with a heartfelt two-part tribute to National Medal of Arts recipient Morten Lauridsen, the choir's Composer In Residence from 1995 to 2001, the composer most closely associated with the renowned chorus and the most frequently performed American choral composer in modern history. The tribute begins with an exclusive screening of the award-winning documentary film 'Shining Night: A Portrait of Composer Morten Lauridsen' and post-screening conversation with Lauridsen, film director Michael Stillwater and LAMC Music Director Grant Gershon tonight, March 14, 2014, 8 pm, at the historic Alex Theatre in Glendale. (more...)

Ad Astra Singers, NOTUS and UC Berkeley Chamber Singers Join Forces for DCINY Concert at Carnegie, 3/21
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2014

Three innovative choral ensembles, all specializing in exciting new music, take the stage on Friday, March 21 at 8:00pm for the next concert in DCINY's Distinguished Concerts Artist Series at Weill Recital Hall. The three vocal ensembles include the Ad Astra Singers, a professional choir from Wichita, Kansas; NOTUS, Indiana University's Contemporary Vocal Ensemble; and the UC Berkeley Chamber Singers. (more...)

American Symphony Orchestra's 2014–2015 Season Includes MARRIAGE ACTUALLY, MONA LISA, and More
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2014

American Symphony Orchestra's 2014-2015 season explores Strauss's marriage music, posthumous discoveries, 20th century darkness, Mona Lisa the opera, and a special holiday presentation - the journey to 'Botsteinburg' continues... (more...)

LA Master Chorale to Pay Tribute to Morten Lauridsen With All-Lauridsen Concert, Film Screening, 3/14 & 3/16
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2014

The Los Angeles Master Chorale (LAMC) continues its epic 50th Anniversary Season with a heartfelt two-part tribute to National Medal of Arts recipient Morten Lauridsen, the choir's Composer In Residence from 1995 to 2001, the composer most closely associated with the renowned chorus and the most frequently performed American choral composer in modern history. The tribute begins with an exclusive screening of the award-winning documentary film "Shining Night: A Portrait of Composer Morten Lauridsen" and post-screening conversation with Lauridsen, film director Michael Stillwater and LAMC Music Director Grant Gershon on Friday, March 14, 2014, 8 pm, at the historic Alex Theatre in Glendale. The tribute concludes with the Chorale's highly anticipated all-Lauridsen concert featuring some of his most well known works conducted by Gershon with one work accompanied by composer himself on piano on Sunday, March 16, 2014, 7 pm, at Walt Disney Concert Hall. (more...)

LA Master Chorale Releases First All-Digital Album of Signature A Cappella Works
by BWW News Desk - Feb 04, 2014

The Los Angeles Master Chorale (LAMC), following on the heels of its wildly successful and critically applauded 50th Anniversary Season opening night concert, has released its first all-digital album featuring 17 of its signature a cappella works conducted by Music Director Grant Gershon and recorded live at that historic concert on September 22, 2013, at Walt Disney Concert Hall. The album, entitled '50th Season Celebration Concert,' celebrates the most beloved, groundbreaking and inspiring a cappella works that have defined the Los Angeles Master Chorale and its music directors over the past 50 years. Priced at $9.99, it is available online-only, at LAMC.org, iTunes and Amazon.com. Featuring 115 singers, it is the Chorale's ninth album and its sixth conducted by Gershon. (more...)

Lancaster's Poet Laureate Christine Longenecker Set for an Evening of Robert Frost & Her Own Frost-Inspired Poetry
by BWW News Desk - Feb 04, 2014

Her performance February a year ago was a sold-out smash. So, the Ware Center & the Lancaster Literary Guild decided to bring Christine Longenecker back in an all new night of poetry. (more...)

Bach Festival Society of Winter Park to Present Works by Morten Lauridsen, 1/26
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2014

The Bach Festival Society of Winter Park has announced the program for a January 26, 2014, concert of works by composer Morten Lauridsen. Included on the program: (more...)

Distinguished Concerts International New York Unveils 2014 Season
by BWW News Desk - Dec 09, 2013

Distinguished Concerts International New York unveils its 2014 season of joyful, inspiring and moving music, featuring numerous world and US premieres, world-class musicians at New York's most prestigious venues, and singers from across America and the globe. A unique success story in a challenging arts and economic environment, DCINY, now entering its 7th season, is commissioning new works, mentoring young conductors, and breaking new ground-including a tour to Turkey this past spring-and giving talented artists the opportunity to realize their dreams. Founded by Iris Derke (General Director) and Jonathan Griffith (Artistic Director and Principal Conductor), DCINY continues to be driven by passion and unwavering commitment to create unforgettable audience and performer experiences. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Tempe - Week of 4/21/2013
by BWW - Apr 21, 2013

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/21/2013 for Tempe (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Tempe - Week of 4/14/2013
by BWW - Apr 14, 2013

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/14/2013 for Tempe (more...)

New Amsterdam Singers Present COMFORT AND JOY at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 12/7 & 9
by BWW News Desk - Dec 07, 2012

The New Amsterdam Singers, led by Clara Longstreth, will open its 45th season with a program entitled Comfort and Joy, featuring James MacMillan's Missa Brevis, the New York premieres of Judith Shatin's The God of Glory and Sheena Phillips's Two Carols, and works by Bach, Brahms, Victoria, Schutz, Randall Thompson, Abbie Betinis, and others. The concerts will take place tonight, December 7, 2012, at 8:00 p.m. and Sunday, December 9, at 4:00 p.m. at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 122 East 88th Street (at Lexington Avenue). (more...)

The Catholic University of America and the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music Announce 12/7 Concert
by BWW News Desk - Dec 03, 2012

The Catholic University of America and the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music will celebrate the annual Christmas Concert for Charity on Friday, Dec. 7, at 7:30 p.m. in the Great Upper Church of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. (more...)

Manhattan Choral Ensemble Announces 2012-2013 Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 06, 2012

A vital part of New York City's choral and new music communities, the Manhattan Choral Ensemble (MCE) enters into its 13th season with an ambitious series of programs that span the 16th century to the present day. In each of its four programs, the MCE will focus on works written by New York City-based artists. (more...)

The New Amsterdam Singers to Present COMFORT AND JOY, 12/7 & 9
by BWW News Desk - Nov 02, 2012

The New Amsterdam Singers, led by Clara Longstreth, will open its 45th season with a program entitled Comfort and Joy,featuring James MacMillan's Missa Brevis, the New York premieres of Judith Shatin's The God of Glory and Sheena Phillips's Two Carols, and works by Bach, Brahms, Victoria, Schutz, Randall Thompson, Abbie Betinis, and others. The concerts will take place Friday, December 7, 2012, at 8:00 p.m. and Sunday, December 9, at 4:00 p.m. at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 122 East 88th Street (at Lexington Avenue). (more...)

New Amsterdam Singers Present COMFORT AND JOY at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 12/7 & 9
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2012

The New Amsterdam Singers, led by Clara Longstreth, will open its 45th season with a program entitled Comfort and Joy, featuring James MacMillan's Missa Brevis, the New York premieres of Judith Shatin's The God of Glory and Sheena Phillips's Two Carols, and works by Bach, Brahms, Victoria, Schutz, Randall Thompson, Abbie Betinis, and others. The concerts will take place Friday, December 7, 2012, at 8:00 p.m. and Sunday, December 9, at 4:00 p.m. at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 122 East 88th Street (at Lexington Avenue). (more...)

Schola Cantorum on Hudson Presents 'OUR MOTHER EARTH' 2012-13 Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2012

Most residents probably don't know it, but New Jersey has been a breeding ground for new choral music for nearly two decades. And Schola Cantorum on Hudson (SCH) is a big reason why. Founded in the mid-1990s by choral, vocal performer and educator Deborah Simpkin King, PhD, the independent non-profit's 35-member choral ensemble not only has a rich performance schedule, but it supports educational programs that train emerging music professionals, while taking a leadership role in the premiere of new choral works. (more...)

Venezuela’s Simon Bolivar Youth Choir Comes to DC, 9/20-21
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2012

The Simon Bolivar National Youth Choir of Venezuela will perform two shows in Washington, DC, during the third week of September. The concerts, sponsored by Citgo and the Embassy of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela to the United States, will pair the 100-member ensemble with New York's Limon Dance Company for "A Celebration of Music and Dance." (more...)

Venezuela’s Simon Bolivar Youth Choir Comes to NYC and DC, 9/17-18, 20-21
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2012

The Simon Bolivar National Youth Choir of Venezuela will perform two shows each in New York City and Washington, DC, during the third week of September. The concerts, sponsored by Citgo and the Embassy of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela to the United States, will pair the 100-member ensemble with New York's Limon Dance Company for "A Celebration of Music and Dance." (more...)

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